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Insta-sham: Instagram fixes its not-so-private photo bug… well, sort of

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Instagram has fixed a privacy flaw that allowed anyone with the URL to see photos posted on the service, even if the user's account was set to private. At least, it has kind of fixed it.

SSCC 181 - The Security Duel: "Bug reports at 15 paces" [PODCAST]

Microsoft vs. Google - Google vs. Users - Hackers vs. US Army - the fight is on in the latest episode of our weekly security podcast!

Enjoy...

Google flushes 61% of Android users down the security toilet

Apparently, pre-KitKat Androids, which currently account for 61% of devices out there, will no longer get web browser security fixes.

You are welcome to send in vulnerabilities, but you'd better send a patch at the same time...

Microsoft discontinues Advance Notification Service, but why?

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Microsoft kicked off 2015 by discontinuing its Advance Notification Service which alerted IT professionals to fixes that would ship the following week, allowing time to prepare staff and systems.

Android Lollipop 5.0.2 is out, but some Nexus users are still stuck on KitKat

Android Lollipop 5.0.2 is out - but don't get too excited.

So far, firmware images are available for just one model in Google's Nexus family.

From Facebook, through iPhones and Androids, to Macs - make the safest start to 2015!

Are you looking to turn over a new security leaf yourself in 2015, or trying to convince your friends and family to do so?

Here are some great places to start...

SSCC 177 - Will Sony's breach be the never ending story? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our regular security podcast.

Enjoy!

"Like fish and chips without the fish. Or the chips"... 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our 60 Second Security video.

Enjoy the week's news in just one minute...

Android Lollipop 5.0.1 is out - for the select few with Lollipop, at least

Google just released Android Lollipop 5.0.1 - but some of its own devices haven't even got 5.0 yet.

No wonder third-party Android vendors so often lag behind...

12 Days competition: Day 6 - Clocking up a decade of mobile malware

Can you work out the answer to our question in Day 6 of our 12 Days of Christmas competition?

12 Days competition: Day 4 - This isn't the iCloud hack you're thinking of

Can you work out the answer to our question in Day 4 of our 12 Days of Christmas competition?

Wearable technology to be looked at for handling e-health data in the mainstream

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With the right security and data privacy, researchers hope doctors could remotely monitor patients' health, thereby throttling soaring medical costs.

If the government confiscates your spyware, where does it end up? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

An entertaining way to turn news into knowledge...and it only takes a minute!

Spyware app StealthGenie's CEO fined $500K, forfeits source code

StealthGenie CEO fined $500K for selling spyware, forfeits source code

In the first-ever criminal conviction concerning the federal criminal charges of advertising and selling a mobile phone spyware app, StealthGenie's CEO has been fined $500K for selling the spyware.

Police can demand fingerprints but not passcodes to unlock phones, rules judge

Police can demand fingerprints but not passcodes to unlock phones, rules judge

Fingerprints are what you *are*, passcodes are what you *know*. Therefore the police can demand your fingerprints to unlock a phone without contravening the Fifth Amendment, according to a judge in Virginia, USA.

CurrentC gets user email addresses pickpocketed

CurrentC gets user email addresses pickpocketed

CurrentC is a competitor to Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Should we worry about it getting its fingers into our bank accounts, given the recent data breach?

US Senate calls Whisper in for serious questioning on user tracking

US Senate calls Whisper in for serious questioning on user tracking

Following serious allegations brought up by the Guardian, the US Senate has a few privacy-related questions it would like to ask the people in charge over at Whisper, the self-proclaimed "safest place on the internet".

POODLEs, Sandworms and getting safe online - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

The week's security news, turned into an entertaining lesson, turned into a 1-minute video.

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SSCC 170 - Is the best time to shop at a store right after it has a breach? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly security podcast.

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski, John Shier and Paul Ducklin as they turn news into advice...

Apple pushes out iOS 8.1 - kills the mobile POODLE and closes some, ahem, "backdoors"

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The marquee vulnerablity fixed in iOS 8.1 is, as you might expect, POODLE.

But there are other cryptographic fixes in iOS 8.1 that are equally important...because cryptography is notoriously hard to get right first time.